Politics

February 02, 2015
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

For most of the modern tribal self-determination era, American Indian nations have emphasized inclusion. Starting in the early 1970s, higher tribal membership numbers equated to higher federal self-determination dollars.

January 31, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

I have too much self-preservation instinct to crash the Iowa Freedom Summit convened by Citizens United (the organization that lends its name to the SCOTUS decision upholding the right of corporate people to spend unlimited political money) and funded by the Koch

January 30, 2015
By:
Luis A. Alejo

Re: Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Dear Supervisor Peter Adam,

January 28, 2015
By:
Sami Jo Difuntorum

As Chairwoman of the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC), I applaud the words of National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby during the 2015 State of Indian Nations address.

January 26, 2015
By:
Brandon Ecoffey

As I listened to the State of Indian Nations address delivered by National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby last week, I couldn’t help but come to the conclusion that the Indian Country he spoke of did not include those of us living on the No

January 22, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

“And we Americans are peculiar, chosen people, the Israel of our times; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world”—Herman Melville.

January 19, 2015
By:
Jennifer Nez Denetdale

When I received word of my selection to deliver the inaugural address for the 23rd Navajo Nation Council inauguration, I felt honored, for I have always supported tribal nation building, especially in light of the

January 16, 2015
By:
Gabriel S. Galanda

Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment. In fact, disenrollment is a wholly non-Indian construct.

January 08, 2015
By:
Steve Russell

Some of my friends are celebrating that 2014 was the year the “Torture Report” finally came out, allowing the world to see that the United States is big enough to admit its shortcomings for all to see. This is why the U.S. deserves to be a leader on the side of morality.

December 31, 2014
By:
Byron Dorgan

In June of this year, President Barack Obama and the First Lady visited the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota. This was ya historic visit.

December 30, 2014
By:
Philip Baker-Shenk and Paul Moorehead

In our lifetimes, Indian Country has had a somewhat rocky romance with the Republican Party.

December 18, 2014
By:
Walter Lamar

The Indian Law and Order Commission's report, A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer bluntly described system

December 17, 2014
By:
Boyd Cothran

In the wake the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's use of torture, we are all being asked to think historically.

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